By Alice Miller
An exam of early life trauma and its surreptitious, debilitating results by means of one of many world's best psychoanalysts.
by no means earlier than has world-renowned psychoanalyst Alice Miller tested so persuasively the long-range results of youth abuse at the physique. utilizing the studies of her sufferers in addition to the biographical tales of literary giants resembling Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, and Marcel Proust, Miller exhibits how a kid's humiliation, impotence, and bottled rage will present itself as grownup illness―be it melanoma, stroke, or different debilitating ailments. by no means one to draw back from controversy, Miller urges society as an entire to jettison its trust within the Fourth Commandment and never to increase forgiveness to folks whose tyrannical childrearing tools have ended in unsatisfied, and infrequently ruined, grownup lives. during this empowering paintings, writes Rutgers professor Philip Greven, "readers will the right way to confront the overt and covert traumas in their personal childhoods with the enlightened counsel of Alice Miller."